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By Bill Groneman

Eyewitness to the Alamo is the particular account of the siege and conflict of the Alamo via those that have been current throughout the assault. This e-book is the 1st entire accounting of the conflict of the Alamo through considered one of our country's leading professionals at the occasion.

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20, three. 23, three. 28, three. 29, and four. 22. ) three. 23 Susan J. Hannig (Susanna Dickinson), April 28, 1881 in response to a piece of writing within the San Antonio show After an extended absence, certainly, after the lapse of 45 years, Mrs. Hannig the day gone by again to the outdated scene. She is a Tennesseean via beginning, is now sixty-six years of age, and whilst the Alamo fell misplaced her husband, Capt. Dickinson. in advance of the Mexicans arrived, headed through Santa Anna, she used to be, with her baby, on the Musquiz residence, close to major plaza. The enemy seemed first in [unintelligible] early within the morning within the southwestern suburbs of the town. Their forces have been from ten to 13 thousand powerful. once they have been introduced to be coming, her husband rode as much as the door of her dwelling house and referred to as to her to grab her baby and take safe haven within the Alamo. She fastened the naked again of the pony he rode, in the back of his saddle, and preserving her baby among her left arm and breast, quickly reached the outdated church. An condominium used to be assigned her, whereas her husband grew to become away, after an include and a kiss, and an everlasting adieu, to satisfy his responsibilities to his fellowmen and his state. by means of this time the Mexican bugles have been sounding the cost of conflict, and the cannon’s roar was once heard to reverberate in the course of the valley of the San Antonio. yet approximately 100 and sixty sound individuals have been within the Alamo, and whilst the enemy seemed, overwhelmingly, upon the environs of town to the west, and the place the overseas depot now stands, the Noble Travis known as up his males, drew a line along with his sword and acknowledged: “My infantrymen, i'll meet the destiny that turns into me. those that will stand by means of me, allow them to stay yet those that wish to cross, allow them to cross - and who crosses the road that i've got drawn, shall cross! ” The scene is represented by way of Mrs. Hannig to were grand - in that its situation was once above the implications and impacts of normal sentiment and patriotism, and bore the obvious tige of that divinity of precept which characterizes the acts of the really noble and courageous. The heroes defied the Mexicans, even though the previous have been yet a handful and the aztec horde got here on just like the swoop of a whirlwind. geared up into divisions, they got here within the kind of a semi-circle that prolonged from the northeast to southwest, however the most powerful assault used to be from approximately the place the army plaza is and from a path of the Villita. thrice they have been repulsed, and the 2 cannon, planted excessive upon the ramparts, carried dismay with their belches of fireside and lead. there has been certainly a solution to conflict until the tip. And that fated finish got here, and taken with it horrors of which even the vibrant belief of Crockett couldn't have dreamed. Mrs. Hannig says there has been no moment tale to the Alamo at the moment - it used to be all one ground. she will be able to provide yet little of the fight, as she used to be in a bit darkish room within the rear of the development. The celebration the day before today entered this residence, or even with a candle may well scarcely see each one other’s faces. The outdated woman famous virtually each stone, although, and the arch overhead, and the corners she stated, with tears in her eyes, got here again as vividly to reminiscence as if her stories of yore have been yet the day before today.

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